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October 26, 2021

Morioka Shoten is a Tokyo bookstore consisting of a single room selling one book

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More precisely, the store sells multiple copies of one title that changes weekly.

From Takram:

The store's challenging, minimalistic philosophy and well-curated shows attract numerous visitors from all over the world.

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On May 5, 2015, Morioka Shoten Ginza Branch (Shoten = Bookstore) was revealed to the public on a quiet street in Ginza slightly away from the busy main street.

Yoshiyuki Morioka, the owner of Morioka Shoten, worked as a bookstore clerk for eight years in Kanda, a quarter known as Tokyo's center of second-hand bookstores.

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Morioka then went independent, opened his own store and ran a number of exhibitions.

This experience eventually led him to an idea of "a bookstore with a single book."

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He believed that a single book would offer a deeper understanding and closer relationship with the reader as well as the essential pleasure of book reading.

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Address: 1F Suzuki Building, 1-28-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open: 13:00〜20:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03-3535-5020

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What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: not Georges Seurat's experiment with Color Field painting.

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Train to Mcchu Picchu — with a balcony

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Original Kodak Camera — The End of Privacy?

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Made by George Eastman, it was released in 1888.

Its successors caused as much controversy as 2013's Google Glass.

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Bodum Nutcracker


This throwback nutcracker from the 1980s is the best one I've got — and I've got plenty of them, I had a nutcracker jones some decades back — for getting the nut out of old maid pistachios in the shell.

You can destroy not only your fingernails but also your teeth trying to get the ones that have barely been split to open up.

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From websites:

This wooden nutcracker by Bodum is made from beechwood and features a stainless steel screw that gently cracks the shell open as the handle is twisted.

The cup then contains all of the broken pieces of shell along with the nut and can be emptied into the bin.

Suitable for use with all whole nuts except macadamia.

Designed by Richard Nissen.

Made in Denmark.

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